We have received the sad news that Australian powered access industry veteran Tony Driver passed away on Thursday, January 2nd, following a period of illness, he was only 62.
Driver started out in the access business with the founding of Horizon Access in June 1988, when the industry was in its infancy. The company provided replacement parts and service to rental companies and end users in the Sydney area. Over the years Horizon expanded its operation to provide parts and service support in Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne.
Horizon Access also provided major inspections for aerial work platform since the release of AS2550.10 in the early 1990’s and has continued providing them to this day.
In the words of someone who has known him for many years “he was always helpful to everyone, Tony will be missed in our Australian work platform industry, and our thoughts go out to his family, at the loss of another Grandfather of the industry.”
In the words of another: “A great mate with a heart of gold”
A memorial service will be held at the Pinegrove memorial Park West, Chapel Minchinbury - Kington Street, Minchinbury, NSW 2770 on Friday January 10th at 11:30. A celebration of his life will follow at the Plumpton Hotel, Richmond Road, Glendenning at 13:00.